Another one for the winter menu at Second Draft. A light, fruity and herbal mix. This drink calls for Boodles Gin (one of the only gins with no citrus distillates) fresh plum, rosemary syrup and Grisette beer. The Grisette is a historical beer which almost vanished during the rise of commercial breweries in the 1800's. Similar in style to Saisons, they're light, have many esters (fruity & spicy off flavours) and are typically very dry. The Grisette bonds well with the fruitiness of the plum and herbaceous notes of the Rosemary syrup and gin.
40ml Boodles Gin
20ml fresh lemon juice
20ml Rosemary syrup**
30ml 8 Wired Brewing's Halfway to Whangarei Grisette
1/4 fresh plum
Boil 500 ml water and add 30g fresh rosemary, stir for 1 minute and reduce to simmer. Keep stirring for 5 mins. Add 500g white sugar and bring to boil once again, dissolving the sugar. Once dissolved bring to simmer for 5 mins while stirring. Take off of heat and let sit for 30 mins. Strain out any solids, bottle and refrigerate.
Muddle plum and add all liquid ingredients except for the Grisette and shake. Double strain into coupe glass and top up with beer. Burn a reasonably sized stick of Rosemary for aroma. One for the ladies!